12th November 2021

Kia ora Birdwood Whanau

The communication from school is coming thick and fast and we are receiving lots of information from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health about opening schools next week safely.

We are very aware that you will be seeking clarification on the return to school processes to support your decision making on whether your tamariki will be attending school face to face next week. In our experience learning is relational and for many of our students this return to the daily routing of school attendance will be important to support the children’s social and emotional well being.

Learning will be different for the next 4 weeks and your children may not have the same teacher during this time. A newsletter will be sent home next Monday with all the details of how school will be set up for the last 4 weeks of the year. Teachers will contact you on Monday to let you know which bubble your child will be in.

I thank you for all your hard work during this time and the teachers are super excited to see the tamariki back at school next week.

Nga mihi

Jenny Bernard